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Water district swearing in

Sheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy JordanSheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy Jordan prior to the May board meeting on Tuesday, May 16. The members were seated and participated in the regular meeting.

Chamber event bill pulled from payment

A bill for up to $15,000 in Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax  (HOT) funds was pulled from the bills to be paid by the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday after Pct. 1 Commissioner Larkin Jumper refused to support the payment.

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Guaranty announces IPO pricing

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Guaranty Bank & Trust, N.A., recently announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $27 per share.

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City, county conduct meeting, seek mutual aid relationship

The City of Mount Vernon’s Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court members met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22The City of Mount Vernon’s Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court members met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22 to begin to “mend fences” and “move forward” with a joint plan to meet the needs of the city and county in a more efficient and economical way.

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Dennis new to water board, incumbents returned to city

Challenger Jenny Dennis will be added to the Franklin County Water District board for an unexpired two year term, with two other returning incumbents, and all three incumbents were returned to the Mount Vernon City Council after the May 6 elections.

Read more: Dennis new to water board, incumbents returned to city

Treasurer access to all county bank accounts challenged

Franklin County Commissioners Court members gave authorization to the county treasurer to have permanent access to all accounts under the County’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) over the objections of several county officials.

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Election Results May 6, 2017 updated 8:52 pm Final

Franklin County Water District Board, Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon ISD School Board, Ballot Results Chart - Franklin County, Texas - Saturday, May 6.

This page will be updated as the ballot counts come in from each group.

FINAL Unofficial totals - Saturday, May 6.

Read more: Election Results May 6, 2017 updated 8:52 pm Final

Jaggers calls “interference” with running district clerk office

Franklin County District Clerk Ellen Jaggers, during a special call meeting of the Commissioners Court on Monday, May 15, expressed that she did not think that hiring replacement personnel should be this diffiecult.

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School, city, water district election day is Saturday

More than 1,200 early voting ballots were cast in elections for the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, City of Mount Vernon’s council, and Franklin County Water District’s Pct. 4 Director.

Read more: School, city, water district election day is Saturday